Ghassemi, assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a three-year grant of $450,000 to study the fundamental roots of insulation breakdown caused by low pressure and harsh environments, an issue at the heart of work being done by the DOD and NASA.
Emerging wide bandgap-based technologies, leading to higher power density and efficiency, can accelerate the aging and degradation of insulation systems and lead to unexpected failures. Ghassemi, an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will conduct research that addresses this issue.
Kozak earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests revolve around making systems smaller and more efficient.
With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah are working to revolutionize a testing process for harmful pollutants, in particular, for truck drivers.
Lindner, of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 1. He was 67. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at The German Club, 711 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Under Liu’s leadership, the Power and Energy Center’s researchers are creating advanced technologies for their envisioned power grid of the future, the Cyber Grid, and training the next generation of power engineers in a time of unprecedented transformation for the industry.
As expected, Virginia Tech’s agreements with the state – one outlining undergraduate growth and one for graduate growth – include $167.7 million in capital funding for the Innovation Campus’s first academic building in Alexandria and $69 million in capital funding for a data and decisions building in Blacksburg.
The U.S. Air Force will send the aircraft from the 6th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to fly over the stadium while the Highty-Tighties, the Corps of Cadets regimental band, are playing the National Anthem.
The Virginia SmallSat Data Consortium, a collaborative research center co-led by Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Virginia Research Investment Fund. The initiative aims to position Virginia as a leader in satellite and data collection and stimulate economic growth in the aerospace sector.
Jia, an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation award to develop a multifunctional neural interface device that is highly flexible, scalable, clinically translatable, and bio-friendly.
Maffei has served since 2017 as the vice president of finance and administration for the organization, which helps forge connections between Virginia Tech's research enterprise and industry and government groups seeking technological and data solutions.
With the award, Jia-Bin Huang will tackle challenges of modeling the relationship between a person and relevant objects/scene to gather contextual information and mining hard examples automatically from unlabeled but interaction-rich videos.